-Tony George has taken over as Hulman & Company Chairman of the board

Friday, May 15, 2015

Indianapolis 500 Practice Day 5

The 2015 Fast Friday festivities kicked off in the Economaki Press Conference Room where Katherine Legge and Beth Paretta were on hand to announce an all-female entry into the 2016 Indianapolis 500. Branded Grace Autosport, the entire team will be made up of females and will likely be partnered with another team on the entry. Paretta, the team's principal, says that they have a sponsor in place for the race.

The 5th and final day of practice before qualifications kicked off at noon. The start was slow, with very few cars turning very few laps. The track remained quiet most of the day with just 1,055 laps turned, but fortunately for both the Chevy and Honda camps, there were no incidents.

The most interesting thing to keep your eye on today was what the teams were running. The new Chevy sidepods were back again today after concern they were a partial cause of the Castroneves and Newgarden incidents. Some teams ran the new, some the old. Conor Daly late in the day removed their new superspeedway kit rear wing and replaced it with the old stock DW12 wing from the last 3 seasons. They ran only a few laps with the configuration. It'll be interesting to see what everyone runs tomorrow.

Top 10 Speeds

1 - Simon Pagenaud 230.698mph
2 - Scott Dixon 230.655mph
3 - Tony Kanaan 230.547mph
4 - Marco Andretti 230.312mph
5 - Will Power 230.206mph
6 - Sage Karam 230.166mph
7 - Gabby Chaves 229.891mph
8 - Helio Castroneves 229.852mph
9 - Takuma Sato 229.808mph
10 - Juan Pablo Montoya 229.714mph

No-Tow Report

1 - Scott Dixon 230.655mph
2 - Will Power 230.206mph
3 - Sage Karam 230.166mph
4 - Gabby Chaves 229.891mph
5 - Helio Castroneves 229.852mph
6 - Tony Kanaan 229.782mph
7 - Juan Pablo Montoya 229.714mph
8 - Simon Pagenaud 229.456mph
9 - Townsend Bell 229.381mph
10 - Graham Rahal 228.977mph
11 - Carlos Munoz 228.953mph
12 - Oriol Servia 228.878mph
13 - Justin Wilson 228.722mph
14 - Sebastian Saavedra 228.656mph
15 - Simona De Silvestro 228.640mph
16 - Ed Carpenter 228.596mph
17 - James Hinchcliffe 228.588mph
18 - Ryan Hunter-Reay 228.582mph
19 - Takuma Sato 228.560mph
20 - Jack Hawksworth 228.534mph
21 - Carlos Huertas 228.529mph
22 - Charlie Kimball 228.453mph
23 - JR Hildebrand 228.309mph
24 - Conor Daly 227.917mph
25 - James Jakes 227.587mph
26 - Stefano Coletti 227.442mph
27 - Sebastien Bourdais 227.424mph
28 - Marco Andretti 227.310mph
29 - Bryan Clauson 226.909mph
30 - Tristan Vautier 226.860mph
31 - Josef Newgarden 225.298mph
32 - Pippa Mann 225.072mph
33 - Buddy Lazier 216.103mph




























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